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Literacy centers can be a blessing or a pain. I think it all hinges on the design, organization and effectiveness behind them that makes a difference. This is my philosophy on how to create literacy centers that are smart for me, the teacher, and effective for my kindergarten students

How to Create Smart Literacy Centers that Last All Year

Literacy centers can be a blessing or a pain. This is how to create literacy centers that are smart for the teacher and effective for kindergarten students.

THE Literacy Stations printable for your classroom! Perfect for literacy centers in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade including editable printables. Over 50 pages of literacy station ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

Literacy Stations

THE Literacy Stations printable for your classroom! Perfect for literacy centers in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade including editable printables. Over 50 pages of literacy station ideas to get the creative juices flowing!

Secret CVC words where kids figure out the initial sounds of each picture to figure out the secret word - great reading practice and beginning sounds practice at the same time!

LITERACY CENTER: Secret CVC words where kids figure out the initial sounds of each picture to figure out the secret word - great reading practice and beginning sounds practice at the same time!

These DIY spelling boxes are perfect for kids working on sight words at home or in the classroom.

Little Spelling Box

Little Spelling Box These DIY spelling boxes are perfect for kids working on sight words at home or in the classroom.

5 MUST TRY Literacy Centers for first and 2nd grade classrooms.  From organization to phonics practice and word work, these center routines cover all the bases!  Check out the FREE printables you can use in tomorrow's lessons too!

5 Favorite Literacy Centers

5 MUST TRY Literacy Centers for first and grade classrooms. From organization to phonics practice and word work, these center routines cover all the bases! Check out the FREE printables you can use in tomorrow's lessons too!

Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!)

Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!) (Miss Giraffe's Class)

Using duplos to build sight words. She has a free recording sheet on her blog. Easy literacy center idea!

Build a Sight Word (plus recording sheet)

This is a class favorite! Write sight words or CVC words on the blocks. Students build the words and use the FREE recording sheet to practice writing the words.

This Christmas tree cvc word match printable activity is so fun for practicing short vowel word work with preschoolers and kindergarteners! #kindergarten #iteachk #teachersfollowteachers

Christmas Tree CVC Word Match Printable Literacy Center

This Christmas tree cvc word match printable activity is so fun for practicing short vowel word work with preschoolers and kindergarteners! #kindergarten #iteachk #teachersfollowteachers